Master of Science in Ayurvedic Sciences

As the popularity of ayurveda grows, it becomes more necessary to have highly qualified practitioners trained by accredited institutions that offer a rigorous academic and clinical curriculum, mirroring the education that ayurvedic doctors receive in India. This will ensure that practitioners in this country are qualified to provide the complete ayurvedic medical system. Bastyr University has developed the first regionally accredited master’s degree program in ayurvedic sciences in the U.S.

The master’s in ayurvedic sciences prepares the graduate to complement her/his health care professional skills with ayurvedic healing system modalities for physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. The training allows graduates to apply the ayurvedic healing framework when considering disease and its management. It also allows graduates to utilize ayurvedic preventive tools in terms of lifestyle, nutrition and body work.

The curriculum tables that follow list the tentative schedule of courses each quarter.

MSAS YEAR 1

Fall

AY5103Language of Ayurveda I

2

AY5116Overview of Western Medical Science

2

AY5120Ayurvedic Foundation I

3

AY5204Ayurvedic Assessment Lab I

2

AY5411Ayurvedic Therapies I

2

AY5803Ayurvedic Clinic Entry

1

Total Credit Hours:12

Winter

AY5104Language of Ayurveda II

2

AY5113Ayurvedic Nutrition 1

2

AY5121Ayurvedic Foundation II

3

AY5205Ayurvedic Assessment Lab II

2

AY5412Ayurvedic Therapies II

2

AY5804Ayurvedic Clinical Observation I

1

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring

AY5122Ayurvedic Foundation III

3

AY5206Ayurvedic Nutrition Lab

1

AY5302Ayurvedic Assessment Lab III

2

AY5414Ayurvedic Herbology I – lecture only

3

AY5805Ayurvedic Clinical Observation II

1

Total Credit Hours:10

Summer

AY5117Ayurvedic Systemic Pathology I

3

AY5118Professional Ethics

1

AY5303Grand Rounds I

1

AY5413Ayurvedic Therapies III

2

AY5806Ayurvedic Clinic I

2

Total Credit Hours:9

MSAS YEAR 2

Fall

AY6103Ayurvedic Systemic Pathology II

3

AY6113Ayurvedic Nutrition II – lecture only

2

AY6407Ayurvedic Herbology II

3

AY6412Ayurvedic Therapeutics Lab I

1

AY6800Ayurvedic Clinic II

2

Total Credit Hours:11

Winter

AY6104Ayurvedic Systemic Pathology III

3

AY6109Language of Ayurveda III

2

AY6408Ayurvedic Herbology III

3

AY6413Ayurvedic Therapeutics Lab II

1

AY6811Ayurvedic Clinic III

2

Total Credit Hours:11

Spring

AY6110Language of Ayurveda IV

2

AY6114Ayurvedic Business Development

1

AY6115Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Research

1

AY6116Ayurvedic Research Methodologies

2

AY6302Grand Rounds II

1

AY6414Ayurvedic Herbology Lab

2

AY6812Ayurvedic Clinic IV

2

Total Credit Hours:11

Summer

AY6813Ayurvedic Clinic V

2

AY6814Ayurvedic Clinic VI

2

Total Credit Hours:4

MSAS YEAR 3

Total Credit Hours:6

Fall

AY6815*Ayurvedic Clinic VII

2

AY6816*Ayurvedic Clinic VIII

2

AY6817*Ayurvedic Clinic IX

2

Total Credit Hours:6
*MSAS students have the option of completing their final three clinical rotations in India. The India internship is offered during quarter break between second year summer quarter and subsequent fall quarter.

Elective Requirements

Elective & Special Topics

8

Total Credit Hours:8

The MSAS program requires a total of eight credits of program specific electives. These credits include additional ayurvedic courses such as Vedic astrology, Vedic Vastu and additional yoga therapy work. 

Total Requirements

Total Core Course Credits  63
Total Elective Credits     8
Total Clinic Credits  23
Total Requirements  94

Curriculum and course changes in the 2017-2018 Bastyr University Catalog are applicable to students entering during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please refer to the appropriate catalog if interested in curriculum and courses required for any other entering year.

Academic Status and Graduation Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be in good academic standing and complete a minimum of 941 credits at Bastyr University. Academic sanctions occur when the quarterly or cumulative GPA drops below the minimum level or when a student receives PC, D or F grades. Students with a quarterly GPA below the minimum will be placed on academic warning status. Students who receive a PC, D or F in any one quarter, regardless of GPA, may be placed on probation status. Academic tutoring and support are available to assist students to return to good academic standing.

1Credits do not include prerequisites/corequisites.